IU researchers include the full spectrum of basic science innovations, translational research, and clinical studies to use cutting-edge therapies. In addition, we have some of the strongest researchers in the world in informatics and health services research. Pediatric faculty research programs have achieved national recognition and have an outstanding record for attaining peer-reviewed, external research funding totaling approximately $41 million in 2011, including funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Heart Association, and the Department of Defense. Of ranked Pediatric Departments, IUSM has consistently been in the top 15 nationally in NIH funding. Our research faculty love to work with residents and are very accessible collaborators and mentors whether you are an MD/PhD or new to research and interested in learning more.
Morris Green Scholars Program
The Morris Green Scholars Program was created to identify and support pediatric residents and fellows who want to develop careers as pediatric researchers, physician-scientists, and future academic leaders. It provides additional support for research training for Scholars through seminars, mentorship and funding.
Children's Health Services Research
Our Children's Health Services Research section (CHSR) is one of the largest and most productive research sections of its kind, with a dozen research faculty and a research budget of over $4M. CHSR investigators study pediatric informatics, decision sciences, health policy and health geographics. Children's Health Services Research also manages a Pediatric Research Network which enrolls primary, secondary, and tertiary care sites that can efficiently recruit patients from a broad range of socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds for general and subspecialty protocols.
The section of Children's Health Services Research in the Department of Pediatrics works in close collaboration with the Regenstrief Institute, an internationally-recognized informatics and healthcare research organization, which is part of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Regenstrief's ability to search large databases to identify patient populations for research is an unparalleled research tool. The Institute receives $2.8 million per year in core support from the Regenstrief Foundation and has an annual budget of approximately $19.5 million generated by Institute investigators, largely derived from federal grants and contracts.
Pediatric Research Network
The section of Children's Health Services Research in the Department of Pediatrics manages a Pediatric Research Network which enrolls primary, secondary, and tertiary care sites that can efficiently recruit patients from a broad range of socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds for general and subspecialty protocols.
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at Indiana and Purdue Universities, funded by a 5 year $25 million NIH grant, was created in May 2008 and renewal in 2013 with strong collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics. The goal of the Indiana CTSI Translational Cycle is to facilitate the conduct of clinical and translational science research: to begin at the bench, progress through to the bedside via clinical trials, expand to the community, then return to the bench for further research. The program has created research acceleration programs and supports pilot projects. The Indiana Clinical Research Center also provides clinical resources needed to conduct cutting-edge research including clinical outpatient and inpatient facilities, research nurses, lab facilities, DEXA, etc.
Our MD/PhD program was designated an NIH Medical Scientist training program in 2009. It is one of the most competitive programs in the nation and includes 10 graduate programs in biomedical sciences at Indiana University and in the Purdue University Biomedical Engineering (BME) program, a potential area of future growth and a unique strength of the proven IU/Purdue partnership.